Saturday, March 26, 2011


I've been doing some baking for a trivia event tonight.
And of course at the last minute I changed my mind about what I'll be taking.
This is a Chocolate Walnut Tart:
I made two of them because I had the ingredients (actually I bought too many walnuts, so I figured why not), it was a good choice because for some reason they turned out completely different. The first one (below) never thickened up. The filling is brown sugar, dark corn syrup, eggs, butter and vanilla mixed together and poured over the walnuts and chocolate chips in the pie crust. The second one (above), the nuts and chips kinda rose to the top and it's quite a bit thicker underneath, kinda like the consistency of pecan pie. Everyone I've talked to has no idea what happened, I prepared them the same, cooked them for the same amount of time, and they're still very different. I think the runny one would be good over ice cream or pound cake, but I really have no idea what I'm going to do with it.

Next, I made lemon cake with a lemon glaze. I made this for my birthday cake last year and it was soo good. It's a white cake mix with lemon pudding mix and lemon lime soda. It looks great, but I decided not to take it to the trivia night.

And last but not least is the double cheese macaroni and cheese. I made it for dinner last night, but after tasting it, I decided it was waay too rich for me, and I've decided to warm it up in the oven and take it tonight. It's got cottage cheese and cheddar cheese. The sauce on it almost tastes like an alfredo sauce, and I'm not that big of a fan of it. Though it does taste great.
I have to say cooking/baking is something my ex got me started on that I'm so glad he did. I used to only make those box meals, and never bake, but he got me pans, mixing bowls and I got a hand mixer from my parents for Christmas, and most everything I've made so far has turned out good (even when I messed it up, I've gotten pretty good reviews).


Annie (Lady M) x said...

Wow! they look great. You have left me dribbling. Send me some won't you?!!

Sunshineshelle said...

Yum!!! Yikes, now I'm hungry!!!